Reviews and Problems with Sony DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
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Value for money 7
Picture quality 7
Sony DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Review
What Digital Camera
2 April 2007
Summary: The lens only managed an average optical performance, which when combined with the reasonable build quality but poor handling, places this optic firmly in the mediocre camp. Save up your money and look for a replacement.
Conclusion: That was just the first time – such saying is, I think, a good description of the kit Sony lens. The debut of that company on the market of digital reflex cameras’ lenses was not very successful. Unfortunately, the Sony 18-70 mm lags behind other rival cheap kit lenses and it does so in important categories, offering weaker resolution, the record-high chromatic aberration, significant astigmatism and slower aperture.
Cons: weak resolution in the frame centre and especially weak at the frame edge,, monstrous chromatic aberration in the 18-30 mm range,, high astigmatism,, slow fastness,, a lot of plastic components in housing and mount,, slow and noisy autofocus.